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Football frenzy Kolkata gearing up for #FifaU17WorldCup match

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“aajke khela r bikele ektai destination…seta holo Salt Lake” (today is football and the only destination today evening is Salt Lake City) this was what a friend told me few minutes back, its indeed a ‘red-letter day for people in football frenzy Kolkata which can go upto any extent for the game. Kolkata is going GaGa over  #FifaU17WorldCup match. Today is final match between Brazil vs England.

Well, I am myself not a sports buff but have immense respect for the frenzy (sheer love and admiration) for football. My interests in sports is predominatly – Martial Arts (Karate) and swimming. A bit of Badminton and Tennis.

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As a common saying goes in Bengali “shob khela r shera Bangali r tumi football” (nothing popular as football for any Bengali). Today’s match is thus a big event in the city no less than Durga Puja for sports lovers. It may not be Mohun Bagan or East Bengal match but you bet the excitement and emotions are same for the supporters of both the teams.

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The finals was to be played at Guwahati but it was transferred to Kolkata due to incessant rainfall.   

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It will be celebration time for the supporters of wining team while the supporters of losing team will have sleepless night, stay aloof and may even have no dinner…

Well, that’s the height of frenzy among football lovers in Bengal…

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150th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita; Year long celebrations begins

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The year-long celebrations will begin from Saturday October 28, 2017. The main function will be held at to begin from Swami Vivekananda’s house situated at 3, Gourmohan Mukherjee Street, North Kolkata. Special function will be at Belur Math in Howrah.

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On November 12, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be visiting London to attend a ceremony in which the British Government will declare the house at Wimbledon where Sister Nivedita lived before she came to India in 1898 a Heritage one. On Monday, Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the newly renovated house of Sister Nivedita at 16 Bose Para Lane in Baghbazar area of north Kolkata.

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The renovated house at 16, Bose Para Lane…

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Sister Nivedita (Margaret Elizabeth Noble) inspired by Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago speech expressed her admiration for Swami Vivekananda and wanted to work with him.

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Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda gave her the name Nivedita and asked her to work for the upliftment of people especially women in India. Sister Nivedita accepted his challenge and dedicated her entire life in India…Pronaam…

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